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Lost Harbor
Atlantis RP / atlantis-mission
With the Xovul Conflict and our subsequent well-earned shore leave over, we now return to our primary mission of peaceful exploration. After a long slipstream flight back to the frontier of explored space, we have arrived in a star system to catalog its planets; a gas supergiant close to the star, followed by a terrestrial planet with a dense atmosphere, a second terrestrial planet with an atmosphere, a ringed gas giant home to many moons, and finally, a small terrestrial planet covered in various ices.
After 08-Dec-2021 00:00:00
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:15:08
ACTION> Atlantis exits slipstream in the unexplored planetary system.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 21:15:45
:: monitors the slipstream power-down from her station on the bridge ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Dec-2021 21:15:56
:: checks the readings :: CO: Normal space achieved. Drift 218 light-seconds.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:16:05
:: sits poised to kick off an initial low-res system scan, looking at Kate for the order ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 21:16:23
:: looks forward to getting back to work, refreshed by shore leave involving a visit with Acacia's family and some time with her own ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:16:23
NAV: Thank you, Mr. Navarro. :: turns her attention to Lexy :: CSO: The system is yours for the sciencing.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 21:16:35
:: sits at her usual spot on the bridge, idly watching and listening ::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Dec-2021 21:16:51
:: can't help but giggle at Harper's comment, turning attention to her console ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:16:58
:: tries to maintain a calm, cool demeanor :: CO: Aye, Captain. Initiating scan.
:: initiates the scan ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:18:12
:: eyes the incoming data on her chair arm ::
CAG LCdr T’Lira 08-Dec-2021 21:19:23
:: in Holodeck 3, going over simulations of recent battles that the Sharks have been involved in and making notes of items to either bring up in future training sessions or as strategies for any future conflict ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Dec-2021 21:19:25
:: continues to go over the readings from the propulsion systems ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 21:19:49
:: checks out the scan data feed as well ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Dec-2021 21:20:33
:: once the readings have returned to idle, he charts courses to all the planets in this system ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:20:36
:: aloud :: The star is a G-type main sequence star, a yellow dwarf. It is orbited by a gas supergiant close to the star, followed by a terrestrial planet with a dense atmosphere, a second terrestrial planet with an atmosphere, a ringed gas giant home to many moons, and finally, a small terrestrial planet covered in various ices.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 21:21:34
:: the term 'various ices' reminds her of popsicles ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:21:49
:: leans forward in her chair with a smile, always enjoying exploration :: CSO: Where to first? Scientist's choice.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 21:21:50
:: is easily distracted; has not gotten over her funk ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 21:21:58
:: pulls up the scan image of the ice planet on her console to see the colors ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 21:22:26
:: would not say no to a popsicle right now, actually ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:23:18
:: taps her chin, thinking ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Dec-2021 21:23:28
:: looks over to Lexy, trying to guess ::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Dec-2021 21:23:41
:: barely focuses on the scan images, triggering a long-range scan ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 21:24:36
:: smiles, amused and delighted for Wright's opportunity to science the area ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:25:01
CO: They all look fascinating, but we should probably check out the two terrestrial worlds with atmospheres at the edges of the habitable zone first. I'll do a more detailed scan of their atmospheres to see which one looks most interesting. :: kicks off the scans ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 21:26:01
:: wonders when the last time she even had a popsicle was; thinks :: Probably about 1914 ish years.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:26:46
:: nods and leans back in her seat to take a sip of her tea ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 21:27:40
:: leans back in her seat and gets comfortable ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Dec-2021 21:27:50
:: having already guessed wrong, he brings the courses for the terrestrial worlds up and ready ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:28:20
:: aloud :: The second planet has a dense, toxic atmosphere high in CO2. Quite inhospitable. The third planet has a nice nitrox atmosphere, and I'm getting some readings that would indicate life, though that world is a bit on the chilly side. We should check that one out first.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:29:01
CSO: Very well. NAV: Take us there, Zorro, at an appropriate warp factor.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 21:29:15
:: wonders aloud :: CSO: Chilly side?
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Dec-2021 21:29:36
:: swipes the other course away and chooses the one for the third planet, and engages at warp four :: CO: Sí, capitana. We will arrive in a few minutes.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:29:57
CMO: It's in the habitable zone, but at the outer edge. Much colder than, say, Earth.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 21:30:20
:: nods her understanding ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 21:30:32
No One In Particular: Eh, we'll live.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:31:11
:: looking at scan data as it comes in :: CMO: It appears to occasionally get above freezing in the equatorial region, to be more specific.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 21:31:32
CSO: Ah, lovely.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 21:31:58
CSO: Break out the bikinis.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 21:32:09
:: chuckles ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:32:42
:: smirks :: CEO: Like the polar hare club on Earth, yes?
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:32:42
CEO: Dr. Endilev might enjoy it. The rest of us...
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 21:33:29
CO: The what?
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 21:33:32
:: shivers, the distant memory of having grown a winter fur coat while being stranded on a planet crossing her mind ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:33:55
CEO: The people that intentionally swim in freezing waters.
:: shrugs ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 21:34:28
CO: Oh, oh, right. I'd never heard it by that name.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 21:34:44
CO: The polar bear challenge?
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Dec-2021 21:35:02
:: blinks :: CO: They're insane!
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:35:03
CMO: Is it bear? I thought they were hares. Oh well.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:35:10
:: half-listens as her scans grow higher-resolution with the closing distance ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:35:33
ACTION> Atlantis exits warp near the terrestrial world.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 21:35:34
:: nods :: CO: Bears.
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 21:35:35
:: tries to recall the difference between bears and hares. She can picture what a bear is, but not a hare ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:36:15
:: learned something today ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Dec-2021 21:36:57
:: chuckling to himself :: CO: Entering a standard scanning orbit.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:37:10
CO: Scanning for life signs.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 21:37:28
:: smiles at the mix-up, now picturing how a polar hare would swim ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:38:35
CSO: On screen, too.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:38:54
:: puts it up on the main viewer ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 21:39:58
:: gazes up at the viewscreen, eager for new sights ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:39:58
CO: The equatorial region boasts significant microbial life, plus a few enclaves of plants here and there.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:40:12
ACTION> An icy world with a cloudy atmosphere appears, with peeks of ocean and land below the clouds.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 21:40:21
:: watches the viewscreen with interest ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:40:59
CSO: Hardy plants, to evolve in such a place.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:41:15
CO: As did plants on our worlds, once.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:41:33
:: idly wonders if such a plant could survive her neglect ::
:: watching the planet on the main viewer :: CSO: The oceans have not frozen over all the way to the equator. Anything in the sea?
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 21:43:06
:: suppresses a shiver again at the bleak, frozen sight on the main viewer ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 21:44:46
:: admires the planet from the safe distance of Atlantis, not too eager to visit ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:45:03
CO: The seas are full of microbial life and scattered plants as well, but nothing more than that yet.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:45:19
:: smiles a bit :: CSO: Give it a few hundred million years.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 21:45:47
:: still gets the tinglies at seeing the beginning of life ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:45:51
:: glances over her shoulder and returns the smile, nodding ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 21:46:21
CSO: I mean it when I say it's fascinating, but I am holding out for the day we find a planet of dinosaurs.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:46:40
:: winces, not wanting to tell Zoë about Long Shot 4 ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:46:40
CO: I'll take a detailed scan for the record, and enter this planet's life stage on the chart. :: begins the scan ::
:: brightens :: CEO: Oh, we did find one of those once!
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 21:47:31
:: raises an eyebrow ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:47:37
:: winces again ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 21:48:00
:: jaw drops :: CSO: Aw man, really?
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:48:27
CEO: It was a planet that was orbiting a star that was closely orbiting Sagittarius A*.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:49:24
CEO: We traveled to the center of the galaxy to study the black hole there.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 21:51:19
:: grumpface :: :: mumbles to self :: I would really love to have seen that...
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:51:23
CEO: Unfortunately, the proximity to the black hole and its accretion disk sent an extinction-causing asteroid to that world. We did save the egg of an avian creature, however.
All: At least we learned that such places can be stable for long enough that complex life can evolve.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:52:32
:: wonders about Velina and the pterosaur ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 21:52:34
:: grumpface intensifies ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 21:52:54
:: frowns at that story, pensive ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:53:08
CEO: We took extensive images and scans once we realized the world would be destroyed. They're still in the records.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:53:21
CEO: And in the holodeck! We had a holiday party there one year.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 21:54:08
:: reaches terminal grumpocity :: :: mumbles :: A dinosaur holiday party sounds really fun.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:54:21
CSO: Are there any samples that you wish to collect here? Preferably with the transporters? :: shivers ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:55:07
CO: Absolutely. I think we have an aquarium prepared in Science Lab 4.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:55:26
CEO: Feel free to use the program! It is focused around a naturally-heated lake.
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Dec-2021 21:56:02
CO: Is my presence needed for collection or are we not leaving the ship?
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:56:04
CSO: By all means, with appropriate quarantine measures.
CTO: No, I think that we will stay aboard where it is warm, unless something of great interest appears.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:57:24
:: calls down to the lab to set up the appropriate measures ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 21:57:43
:: reflects fondly of the event on the holodeck recreated in memory of the world to be destroyed, in a way the world living on in their memories ::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Dec-2021 21:57:52
:: lets out a sigh of relief at hearing that, she wasn't the largest fan of cold... by any standards ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 21:58:21
:: leans back in her chair, deep in thought ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 21:58:36
:: also remembering the event, and the wrestling match she and Kuari got into in the lake after Kuari pushed her in! ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 21:58:37
:: coordinates with Seles and Nikresh, who are standing by to receive the sample ::
CO: Ready to beam seawater and surface samples to quarantined enclosures in Science Lab 4.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:00:08
:: nods :: CSO: Go ahead.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:00:28
CO: Energizing.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:00:37
:: sips at her tea, having added a bit of Risan spice to the drakberry mixture ::
:: quite happy to not be fighting anyone, and to be back to their primary mission ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:03:12
:: gets up and crosses to the replicator, getting herself a cup of coffee ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:03:36
:: calls down to check ::
CO: The samples have been successfully received.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:04:07
CSO: Excellent. Anything else here?
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:04:38
:: crosses back to her seat and stretches a bit before sitting back down, sipping her coffee ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 22:04:55
:: gets into research mode, mostly leaving it to the Science team, but watches the inflow of data and discovery, happy Atlantis is contributing to the knowledge of the Federation as a whole. One can never know what new thing can be found, waiting to be discovered in the next system ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Dec-2021 22:05:21
:: plots preliminary courses to the other planets in the system ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:05:39
:: shakes her head :: CO: Negative. Might as well take a look at the hot planet, while we're here.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:06:19
CSO: Hot planet it is, then. NAV: Mr. Navarro, if you will.
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 22:06:49
CO/CSO: Fire and ice!
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Dec-2021 22:07:17
CO: Aye aye. :: breaks orbit and engages warp to the next planet closer, which is a great arc inward since that world is on the other side of the star, a flight that would be slow if not for warp drive ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:07:38
:: chuckles :: XO: I prefer fire.
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 22:07:51
:: ponders ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:08:50
:: sips her coffee and watches the streams of data on her console and on the viewscreen ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:09:21
CO: "Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate to say that for destruction ice is also great and would suffice."
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:10:10
CSO: Is that a poem? :: thinks on it a moment ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 22:10:14
:: cocks her head a little at Wright's words, not sounding like her own so assumes it's a quote from someone famous she does not know ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 22:10:41
:: can't place the quote ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:10:45
CO: It is, a famous old poem from Earth by a man named Robert Frost.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 22:11:01
CSO: Ha.
CSO: Frost.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:11:13
CSO: Lovely.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:11:37
:: makes a note to read it :: CSO: Interesting, though I was simply commenting that I prefer to be warm than cold.
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 22:11:55
:: recalls the author's name vaguely from her limited study of literature on Earth, and mulls over the words again ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:12:30
ACTION> Atlantis exits warp near the hot planet.
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Dec-2021 22:12:45
CO: Entering a standard scanning orbit.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:12:58
:: scans for life signs, just in case, stranger things have happened ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 22:13:08
:: cocks her head :: All: Haven't we done this before?
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:13:40
:: raises an eyebrow at D’bryn ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 22:13:44
All: Hot planet, cold planet?
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:13:49
:: turns to look quizzically at D'Bryn :: CEO: ... are you saying this is boring and repetitive?
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:14:08
CEO: No, it was cold planet, hot planet last time.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 22:14:32
CSO: No! Just noticing a patte— :: snort-laughs at the CO ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:15:01
:: is visibly concerned ::
CEO: Are you alright?
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:15:30
:: glad to have gotten a laugh out of Zoë, at least, having noticed her funk ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 22:15:47
:: perks up her posture :: CMO: In a professional context, yes.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:15:56
CSO: Put this one on screen.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:16:00
:: eyes her suspiciously ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:16:20
:: pops it on the main viewer ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 22:16:30
:: blinks over towards D'bryn momentarily but diverts her attention to the screen ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 22:16:43
:: types message to CMO: 'just personal stuff, don't worry about me' ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:16:47
Self: Oooo. CO: I'm detecting some scattered microbial life in the upper layers of the atmosphere.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:17:17
ACTION> A world completely covered in mostly beige clouds with hints of darker patches appears on the main viewer, offering no hint as to what might be below.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:17:33
:: definitely isn’t going to drop this, but now isn’t the time, so she redirects her attention to the viewer ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:17:34
:: brightens :: CSO: In such a place? Fascinating!
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 22:18:18
:: is surprised at the mention of life in the upper layers of the atmosphere ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:18:37
All: Then again, we found life floating in that gas giant...
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 22:19:03
CO: Yes, could it be similar...?
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 22:20:09
All: Why do I feel less inclined to meet microbes that thrive in that kind of environment, than I am to meet microbes that thrive in arctic environments?
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:20:15
:: already setting up a habitat for a sample ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:20:55
:: definitely has her interest piqued ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:21:06
CEO: That environment, in the upper clouds, may be quite pleasant.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:22:31
CO: "Pleasant" may be a strong word, but in comparison to what lies below, yes.
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 22:23:10
CEO: Microbes in arctic environments are possibly more...dormant?
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:23:29
:: laughs a little :: CSO: Yes, exactly.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 22:24:22
:: gestures at the screen to indicate the microbes :: CO/CSO: Well, as long as they enjoy it, I guess. :: blinks, mumbles to self :: I'm just talking to hear myself talk.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:24:30
CO: Permission to gather a sample?
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:24:42
CSO: Granted!
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:25:13
:: follows the same procedure as before to beam a quarantined sample to the lab ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:25:33
:: makes a note to go down to the lab and look in on the samples they've collected ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:26:40
:: also makes a note to stop by the science lab when she has a chance ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:26:49
:: initiates another deep scan of the planet and adds notes in the chart ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:26:52
CSO: What are the surface conditions, out of curiosity?
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:27:57
CO: The word "hellish" springs to mind. 100 atmospheres of pressure. Roughly 550 degrees C.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:28:08
CSO: Good word.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:28:49
:: is humbled ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:29:37
:: looks up as her console flashes :: CO: Captain, we're being hailed by the USS Savant. By one Ambassador Karwayin...? :: looks inquisitively at Kuari, thinking she recognizes the name ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:30:17
:: glances to Kuari, following Lexy's look, then stands and Picard-manuevers :: CSO: On screen.
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 22:30:19
:: perks up, almost alarmed and ready to jump out of her seat. She never imagined receiving a hail from her father before, let alone being in the same region of space ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:30:53
:: sits up a bit straighter, looking around curiously at the reactions ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:30:53
:: looks back to Kuari questioningly ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:30:55
:: turns back forward and punches the keys to put it on screen, looking up as the image appears ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:31:52
:: then looks toward the main viewer ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 22:32:46
:: wracks brain :: Karwayin... Karwayin... :: remembers a few lifetimes where he popped up :: All: Oh, this is the commander's dad, right?
Karwayin 08-Dec-2021 22:32:48
:: appears on screen, a larger, more powerful and male version of Kuari :: CO: Greetings, Atlantis, Captain Harper. I...did not anticipate ever meeting you in this fashion, but I hope you are well.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 22:33:04
:: the viewscreen answers her question ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 22:33:12
:: catches Harper's glance nervously before staring at the screen ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:34:26
:: that is where she recognizes the name! :: Karwayin: Ambassador! I am quite well, thank you, and likewise, I had hoped that we would meet in-person, but regardless, it is a pleasure. Your daughter speaks highly of you.
:: smiles to Kuari ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 22:35:02
:: doesn't notice Harper's look, her full attention on her father on the screen ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:35:04
:: smiles slightly as she looks up at the image of the larger Rucara ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:35:45
:: smiles faintly, still unsure of the vibe ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 22:36:04
:: is automatically wary of fathers and father figures ::
Karwayin 08-Dec-2021 22:37:43
:: turns his eyes slightly to the side, meeting Kuari's gaze, before returning dutifully to the matter at hand :: I've been dispatched by Starfleet to render aid in response to a distress call from the planet Wenkudia. Its people, specifically the Thrin'pa faction, has reached out to us for help. The Wenkudian people have recently applied for membership to the Federation. Their planet has recently been ravaged by the Xovul, a conflict with which you are the most familiar, I believe, and I could use your assistance and expertise.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:38:27
:: dies a little inside at the mention of the Xovul ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:39:03
:: tenses up a bit, but keeps her small performative smile ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:39:18
:: fights to not let her disappointment show at anything involving the Xovul :: Karwayin: Of course, Ambassador. Atlantis is at your disposal. How can we assist?
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 22:40:09
:: swallows nervously, but does not divert her attention from the image of her father, still scarcely believing the Atlantis is in contact with him, her worlds of work and home colliding uncomfortably ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 22:41:45
:: mumbles to self :: Okay, now I'm really sensing a pattern here. Do science, get Xovul.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:42:07
:: her face has fallen, but she tries to keep her professional mask on ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:43:16
:: wishes she weren't so damn familiar with the Xovul conflict ::
Karwayin 08-Dec-2021 22:44:02
:: notices several faces on the image he's receiving of Atlantis' bridge :: CO: Don't worry, the Xovul are long since withdrawn, in part thanks to your ship and crew. It's their effect on the planet that has disrupted balance, however. The Thrin'pa faction's territory has sustained most of the damage from the Xovul, and the Leuk'pa faction is taking advantage. They are at war.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:44:02
:: her smile falters with the negative vibe ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:44:39
:: internally :: War. Again.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:44:50
:: fully frowns ::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Dec-2021 22:45:11
:: exhales sharply at hearing that, and turns on her heel to exit the bridge to contact Everly and get instructions issued ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 22:45:30
:: sighs ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:45:53
:: nods in understanding, and relieved that least they will not have to directly deal with Xovul, even if what they left in their wake is regrettable :: Karwayin: I see. They are wanting us to mediate peace, then?
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:45:55
:: messages Sickbay to get started stockpiling supplies ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Dec-2021 22:48:27
:: checks in on Rocinante's readiness and gets a rebuff from the deck chief that of course his plane is ready ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 22:49:29
:: puts in orders to make sure the shields and the goddamn power distributors are ready to take a beating ::
Karwayin 08-Dec-2021 22:51:02
:: straightens, head rising a little higher, and for anyone that is familiar with Kuari, can tell he is sitting on the floor :: CO: The Thrin'pa are wanting our protection from their enemies, as they are weakened from the third party attack. The Federation, of course, cannot involve itself in their war. I have told them so, but they feel the intervening of theXovul somehow changes the circumstances. This is...a unique situation, and I'm hoping with your help, we can come to a peaceful arrangement. As they are interested in becoming members of the Federation, and their prime location at the edge of explored space, they could possibly become a valuable ally, if we are to help them come to a resolution.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:52:13
:: frowns pensively ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:52:48
:: thinks about the house they bought and how much she would rather be there ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:53:04
Karwayin: Of course, Ambassador. We will rendezvous with you and render all assistance that we can.
Karwayin 08-Dec-2021 22:54:28
:: smiles, a suppressed thin line of jagged white teeth barely showing, and bows his head :: CO: Thank you, Captain. I look foward to your arrival.
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:57:03
Karwayin: As I look forward to meeting you in person, though the circumstances could be better. However, if we can help stop a war, then all the better. Atlantis out. :: nods to Lexy ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:57:16
:: cuts the comm ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:57:25
:: watches Harper ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 22:57:49
:: finally looks away from the screen as the image of her father disappears, first at the floor then wide-eyed at Harper ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:58:10
All: Alright, everyone. :: looks around the bridge, not needing to be an empath to know what the mention of the Xovul did to her crew ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 08-Dec-2021 22:58:20
All: So...this time we're stopping a war, right? Not fighting in one?
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 22:58:46
:: keeps her eyes on her console ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 22:59:17
:: tries to keep her on-edge vibe to herself ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 22:59:52
:: nods to Zoë :: CEO: That is correct. All: This may not be ideal, but what we are dealing with here is the aftermath of the Xovul. If we can help these people through it, we may gain wonderful new friends. Diplomacy and first contacts are as much our mission as exploration and science.
NAV: Slipstream solution to the Wenkudia system please, Mr. Navarro.
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Dec-2021 23:00:20
CO: It is already in place, capitana.
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Dec-2021 23:00:43
:: listens to Harper, thinking through her father's words, and what part they will play in the diplomacy ahead ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Dec-2021 23:00:45
Internally: We just finished a war. We couldn't have ONE peaceful science mission? Not just ONE?
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Dec-2021 23:00:55
:: watches the viewscreen pointedly ::
CO Cdor Harper 08-Dec-2021 23:00:56
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